All MRO articles – Page 25

  • GAMECO Components

    GAMECO breaks ground for new component, composite facilities


    Chinese MRO GAMECO will construct new component and composite repair facilities at its Guangzhou base, with both units operational by June 2022. The company is investing about CNY600 million ($84.8 million) into the building of the two facilities, which will replace an existing site. The new plants will be ...

  • Air Astana E190 KC1388

    Maintenance firm clashes with inquiry over severe E190 loss-of-control incident


    Portuguese maintenance firm OGMA has clashed with accident investigators over conclusions drawn from a serious Embraer 190 incident during which the aircraft departed with cross-rigged aileron cables, almost leading to the loss of the jet. OGMA has strongly objected to several findings from investigation authority GPIAAF, arguing that the ...

  • 787 in flight

    Unexpected fuel-pump wear spurs swap order for Trent 787s


    Operators of Rolls-Royce-powered Boeing 787s are being warned over unanticipated fuel-pump deterioration, particularly on high-life Trent 1000 engines, and instructed to replace the parts earlier. While the issue had originally been thought to affect pumps with a specific part number, Rolls-Royce has developed a service bulletin which extends to ...

  • Pratt & Whitney's Eagle Service Asia facility in Singapore overhauls GTF...

    P&W’s North Berwick plant to add PW1100G MRO capability


    Pratt Whitney will be expanding its North Berwick, Maine, facility to include MRO capabilities for the PW1100G geared turbofan. The expansion is part of a $12.5 million investment the engine maker is pumping into the plant. P W adds that the investment “bolsters” its global PW1100G MRO ...

  • Learjet N999LJ crash

    Learjet 60 operators told to fit reverser alert 12 years after fatal overrun


    Over a decade since a fatal Bombardier Learjet 60 overrun in South Carolina, operators of the type are being ordered to install a voice-command warning system to alert pilots to thrust-reverser malfunctions. The aircraft, operated by Global Exec Aviation, had been departing for Van Nuys from runway 11 at ...

  • Lufthana MRO

    How MRO providers see the post-Covid future


    As airlines reduce their fleets, expecting it will take years until passenger demand returns to pre-crisis levels, MRO providers have to deal with excess capacity while having to support in-service aircraft under renewed cost pressure.

  • Myanmar E190 accident

    Myanmar E190 nose-gear jammed after poor maintenance


    Investigators in Myanmar believe improper maintenance meant an Embraer 190’s intermittent nose-gear fault was not rectified before the aircraft landed at Mandalay without its nose-wheels deployed. The Myanmar National Airlines jet (XY-AGQ) suffered substantial damage to its forward fuselage underside, nose-gear doors, avionics access hatch and other systems during ...

  • GAMECO_Hangar

    GAMECO chief highlights stability in a challenging environment


    Despite uncertainty in post-pandemic recovery, Guangzhou-based MRO GAMECO is taking it in its stride. FlightGlobal speaks to GAMECO chief Norbert Marx to find out how the MRO has coped with the onset of the pandemic, and how it plans to emerge stronger. 

  • ST Engineering

    Ransomware attack hits ST Engineering’s USA aerospace unit


    ST Engineering’s aerospace subsidiary in the USA has suffered a data breach after being hit by criminal ransomware attack. The incident at VT San Antonio Aerospace involved a cyber criminal group known as the Maze group gaining unauthorised access to its IT network and launching a ransomware attack. ST ...

  • Lufthana MRO

    Lufthansa chief indicates interest in future part-sale of MRO arm


    Lufthansa Group chief executive Carsten Spohr is not ruling out a possible future part-sale of the airline’s MRO arm, but stresses that the group intends to remain the majority shareholder as the technical division is “close to our heart”.

  • British Airways A320ceos

    Pandemic fleet cull to swell surplus engine stock


    As airlines retire mid-life fleets in response to coronavirus downturn, the spares market will be flooded with engines and parts

  • HNA Group

    Hainan reduces shareholding in MRO arm, divests training unit


    Hainan Airlnes will reduce its stake in its MRO unit and divest its training unit to other HNA Group companies as it seeks to intensify its focus on the core passenger and cargo business. Hainan will reduce its stake in MRO unit HNA Technic to about 68%, with the ...

  • E190

    E-Jet operators told to act to avert trim-switch misfitting


    Operators of Embraer 170 and 190 regional jets are being instructed to modify control yokes to prevent horizontal stabiliser trim switches being inadvertently wrongly installed. Brazil’s national civil aviation regulator, ANAC, has advised of “occurrences” in which the pitch-trim switches on the yokes have been fitted with poles inverted. ...

  • Nordwind header

    Inquiry alleges tampering of hard-landing A321 cockpit recorder


    Russian investigators probing an Airbus A321 hard landing have made the extraordinary accusation that its cockpit-voice recorder was erased and fitted in another aircraft, then re-installed in the damaged jet, ahead of the inquiry commission’s arrival. The Nordwind A321 – on final approach to Antalya’s runway 36C on 10 ...


    LOT’s technical arm reiterates commitment to new MRO complex


    LOT Aircraft Maintenance Services (LOTAMS) has reiterated its commitment to building an extensive greenfield facility at Rzeszow in Poland, but will implement “optimisation processes” and seek cost savings to deal with fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. In 2019, the MRO provider – a sister company of Polish state ...

  • Malaysia Airlines parked fleet

    Malaysia Airlines details maintenance plan amid pandemic grounding


    As Malaysia Airlines parks nearly half of its fleet in long-term storage amid the coronavirus outbreak, its engineering unit has switched up its usual operations. For instance, various representatives from divisions within the unit — such as technical services, quality assurance, and maintenance control — have come together to ...

  • GAMECO 737 PTF

    GAMECO begins 737 freighter conversions


    Chinese MRO provider GAMECO has begun work on Boeing 737 passenger-to-freighter conversions, and is mulling plans to open a second production line. The Guangzhou-based company inducted the first aircraft - a 737-800 registered as N520AM and painted in AeroMexico’s colours - on 18 May. Source: GAMECO ...

  • GAMECO_CS_Daxing

    GAMECO, China Southern open base maintenance line at Beijing Daxing


    Chinese MRO GAMECO opened a base maintenance line at Beijing Daxing international airport, aimed at supporting parent company China Southern Airlines’ growing operations at the capital’s newest airport. The base maintenance line is situated inside China Southern’s hangar 1, purported to be Asia’s largest. It can accommodate up to ...

  • SIA Hangar

    Post-pandemic MRO recovery ‘unclear’: SIAEC


    Singapore Airlines’ MRO unit has warned that the pace of recovery from the coronavirus outbreak is “unclear” and will be slow, with base, engine and component maintenance likely to be impacted in the coming months.

  • A380F head

    A380 finally lands freighter role with LHT modification


    German maintenance specialist Lufthansa Technik is working on a conversion for an Airbus A380 as part of its effort to offer temporary passenger-to-cargo modification services. Lufthansa Technik has not identified the customer but states that it has been awarded the technical and engineering task to support the “operational change” ...